Feb. 24: WSU Tri-Cities to host multicultural night

Feb. 24: WSU Tri-Cities to host multicultural night

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities welcomes campus and community members for a night of cultural exploration as part of its first Multicultural Night from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Consolidated Information Center Building on campus.

“With this event, we hope to expose students to new cultural experiences while building a more inclusive campus atmosphere,” said Adriana McKinney, director of diversity affairs for the Associated Students of WSU Tri-Cities.

The event will feature a presentation by Amer Zahr, an Arab-American comedian, writer, speaker adjunct professor of law at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Following his presentation, the WSU Tri-Cities orchestra club and a local belly-dancing group will perform from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Food will be provided by Pacific Pasta and Grill. The food will be served beginning at 4:45 p.m. in CIC 120. It will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

Additionally, a local steel drum group will perform while university clubs host activities from 4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. outside of Consolidated Information Center room 120.

The event is being put on by the Associated Students of Washington State University Tri-Cities in partnership with the university’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, the office of student life, Crimson Crew, the Queers and Allies club, Dreamer’s Club and the Orchestra Club.

For more information, contact McKinney at Adriana.mckinney@tricity.wsu.edu.



Danielle Kleist, WSU Tri-Cities student life, 509-372-7104, danielle.kleist@tricity.wsu.edu

Adriana McKinney, ASWSUTC Director of Diversity Affairs, 509-380-1174, Adriana.mckinney@tricity.wsu.edu